Zechariah 9:9- Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
John12:12-19- The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
Luke 19: 28-44
After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They replied, “The Lord needs it.” They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it – and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
Luke 19: 28-44
“Lift up your heads, O you gates; even lift them up, you everlasting doors; and the King of Glory shall come in.” Psalm 24:9.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Light of the world whose eternal, exquisite Heavenly, Holy light can
never fade or dim, Redeemer of humanity, blessed servant to all,
beloved and perfect, righteous Son of God whose royalty and divinity
is worshipped day and night with a myriad of Heavenly and earthly
symphony filled Hallelujah’s rides, into a city He loves on a lowly colt,
one that had never been ridden on before. A humble donkey who surely
knew that this was indeed precious cargo for in a moment His wildness
went out of Him. Two symbols of peace, an earthly and a holy one, a lowly
colt and our majestic King of Kings and Lord of Lords triumphantly journeying
into a city over which he weeps for they do not recognize Him as their Lord and
King. How slow the donkey’s stride must be. How proud his steps must have
been. For this untamed chosen colt ,now tamed, knew His creator whom he
carried, was the worlds Savior and King. And the King of Glory rode
onto a blanket of palm leaves and “Hosanna’s to the King” from those who
worshipped him. For His disciples were praising, honoring, and adoring
Him by loudly proclaiming such victorious truths . For they were merely
but repeating what they knew, and what they had seen, because Jesus was
their teacher, Savior and friend. For is this not what all of Heaven, the
angels, and the great crowd of witnesses joyfully, and loudly sing thorough
out all of heaven to the Ancient of days? For with such adulations and
adorations His disciples worshipped their Messiah and King. And their
words were such as these, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Lord even the King of Israel. Blessed is the coming kingdom of our
Father David, Hosanna in the highest,“Peace in heaven and glory in the
highest.” These were the praises like hymns that so joyfully rang throughout
the streets of earthly Jerusalem. As these should also be our joyous earthly
songs as forgiven eternal, royal children of our humble, servant King.
And yet all the while, as he was riding into His beloved city, Jesus saw
into the hearts of those who hated Him. For He indeed could see into the
inner thoughts of all. For He was their Creator, the one who knit them
together in their Mother’s womb. And then, now, and forever our Savior
weeps for all who belligerently reject our Savior’s call. For our Savior,
Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords of all earthly and
eternal glory knew, that this was the beginning of His God given,
divinely appointed destiny, the road to the garden of Gethsemane,
a scene of such agony, and betrayal, and Golgotha’s Cross, the scull
shaped hill where hell was forever and eternally defeated and the
gift of imputed righteousness was gloriously offered to all. Such a
blessed, celebratory entrance into the city He so loved. For He is
the blessed, incalculable, grace drenched, King coming for all.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting
life.” For because of his Cross, his death, his love, his grace, his agony,
his anguished brokenness for all souls of humanity, his Holy, loving,
tender, humble, heart bids us, pursues us, invites us all to come as
we are to the throne room of grace, to see the Cross, to see His love
as he hangs upon the cross arms outstretched to all of us to receive
the gift of all gifts, the free, inestimable, incalculable mercy drenched
gift of Salvation, Jesus Christ, our risen, living Savior and King. This
glorious victorious, joyful, triumphant entrance of Jesus Christ into a
city where many loved and hated Him is our redeemer’s Holy hope
and prayer for every people, every tribe and every nation. For the
entrance of the King of glory riding on a lowly colt is a picture of our
humble Savior always offering love, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and hope.
This Holy, scene which leads to passion week is such a demonstration of
our Savior’s royal invitation and so much more. For the Savior of the world,
the King of glory invites us all to receive His life giving gift filled with
forgiveness, mercy and love. For this, this, this, this Holy, sovereign and divine
event is what the sinful heart, mind and life is truly meant for, the victorious,
triumphant, blessed, royal, entrance of Jesus Christ into each and every soul.
Beautifully depicted. Powerfully articulated.
Thank you for sharing this.
Thank you so much. Blessings.
Thank you Debbie!
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